The No-nonsense Guide to your A-Level and GCSE Appeal (August/September 2021)
Expert Advice on How to Increase your Chances of a Successful Appeal
This tutorial, created and delivered by a specialist education law barrister, covers the key points that students and parents need to know to create a strong, persuasive appeal against a GCSE or A-Level grade following the release of the results in August 2021. The course includes advice on requesting information from the School or Centre, making an effective Centre Review (Stage 1), making an Awarding Organisation Appeal (Stage 2), and the Exam Procedures Review Service. Dr Sokol examines the permissible grounds of appeal at each stage, comments on the ‘unreasonable exercise of academic judgement’, provides concrete examples and writing samples, refers to relevant JCQ guidance, and offers invaluable tips on what to do and not to do to maximise the chances of a successful outcome. There is a free preview of the tutorial below (click "Part 1: Introduction and Request for Information").
Dr Daniel Sokol, PhD, is a barrister specialising in education law and the Founder of Alpha Academic Appeals. He is a former University Lecturer and an accredited mediator. He has lectured and published widely on academic appeals and has appeared as an expert on the BBC and national newspapers. As a lawyer, he has acted for students and parents, as well as schools and teachers.